Analysis and design of cylindrically conformal microstrip antennas

Taşoğlu, Ali Özgür
Cylindrically conformal microstrip antennas are investigated. Two different structures, namely proximity coupled and E-shaped microstrip antennas are analyzed and information about the design parameters is obtained by means of parametric study. With these structures, cylindrical arrays, having omnidirectional radiation in the circumferential plane of the cylinder, are designed. Proximity coupled cylindrical arrays operate in the 2.3-2.4 GHz aeronautical telemetry band with approximately 4% bandwidth. On the other hand, more than 30% bandwidth is obtained by E-Shaped cylindrical array antenna structure, which also includes the commercial telemetry band. In order to verify the simulation method, a fabricated antenna in literature is simulated and acceptable agreement with simulation and fabrication results obtained.


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Citation Formats
A. Ö. Taşoğlu, “Analysis and design of cylindrically conformal microstrip antennas,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.